Maybe you’d like to combine the two loves of your life, teaching and scholarship, and perhaps build a satisfying and profitable academic career, but you’re not sure if this is really what you want or how to go about it. Or maybe you’ve made up your mind but need some good advice on how to succeed. If so, this book is written for you. So You Want To Be a Professor begins with a discussion of jobs in academia and how to find them. Chapters cover a wide range of political skills for future academic success, including lecturing, organizing a course, meeting your first class, testing, maintaining a research program, and writing for publication. No other book provides such a practical overview of essential career-building skills. Even junior faculty will benefit from the advice in this engaging, comprehensive book.

Getting Tenure

Getting tenure

Free inquiry demands free thinking and free speech. The university can survive as a place of learning and intellectual development only by allowing the faculty to tell the truth as they understand it. Universities must allow faculty the right to express their opinions on substantive issues without censorship.

Big deal. Don't we already have free speech in the United States? The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees free speech, doesn't it?

No, not really The First Amendment prohibits government reprisal for saying what is on our mind. This amendment does not cover private organizations such as churches, companies, or universities. A disagreement in theology can get a preacher fired. An honest but negative evaluation of a product's usefulness can end an executive's ...

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